Chelsea winger, Hakim Ziyech has been named in Morocco’s squad for international friendly games against Paraguay and Chile later in September.
Ziyech is set to make his return to the Atlas Lions over a year after his last appearance for the North African nation. The former Ajax player last played for Morocco in June 2021.
Moroccan national team head coach, Walid Regragui named Ziyech in the 34-man team ahead of the South American double-header.
Morocco plays Chile on September 23 in Barcelona before taking on Paraguay in Seville on September 27, as preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Ziyech’s run-in with immediate past head coach, Vahid Halilhodzic, led to his self-imposed exile from the national team. However, Halilhodzic’s exit has paved the way for the winger’s return to the team.
Morocco has been drawn in Group F in Qatar with Belgium, Croatia and Canada in what will be the country’s sixth appearance at the World Cup.
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Yassine Bounou, Mounir El Kajoui, Anas Zniti, Reda Tagnaouiti
Achraf Hakimi,Jaouad El Yamiq, Romain Saiss, Yahya Attiallah, Achraf Dari, Samy Mmaee, Hamza El Moussaoui, Badr Banoun, Noussair Mazraoui
Sofyan Amrabat, Ilias Chair, Azzedine Ounahi, Selim Amallah, Younes Belhanda, Yahya Jebran, Amine Harit, Abdelhamid Sabbiri
Youssef Ennesyri, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Ryan Mmae, Munir El Hadadi, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, Soufiane Rahimi, Soufiane Boufal, Walid Cheddira, Ayoub El Kaabi